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Subject: [vicariate_news] Vicariate Newsletter Dec. 31, 2006 - Jan 06, 2007
Vicariate Web-site | Contact Details | Newsletter Archives NEWSLETTER : DECEMBER 31, 2006 - JANUARY 06, 2007 CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THIS WEEK :
1. On Friday, January 5, 2007, the Silver Jubilee of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop (Emeritus) Francis Micallef, OCD will be concelebrated at the Holy Family Cathedral at 5.00 P.M. Please note that there will be no First Friday Holy Hour on this day.
2. On Friday, January 5, 2007, Bishop (Emeritus) Francis Micallef, OCD will concelebrate Thanksgiving Mass for the Silver Jubilee of his Episcopal Ordination at 9.00 A.M. at Our Lady of Arabia Church, Ahmadi.
3. On Monday, January 1, 2007, Bishop (Emeritus) Francis Micallef, OCD will concelebrate Thanksgiving Mass for the Silver Jubilee of his Episcopal Ordination at 7.15 P.M at St. Therese Church, Salmiya.
LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS DURING THIS WEEK :
DEC 31, 2006 - HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH
JAN 01, 2007 - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
JAN 02, 2007 - St. Basil The Great, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
JAN 02, 2007 - St. Gregory Nazianzen, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
JAN 04, 2007 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton
JAN 05, 2007 - St. John Neumann
The late Pope John Paul II was raised by his father, having lost his mother and sister when he was very young. His brother died in his early twenties. The late Pope's experience of family left an indelible mark on his character and personality. His teachings and writings point to it as the central cell of society and sacramentally as a 'domestic Church'. On this feast day we reflect with the late Pope John Paul II on the meaning of the Holy Family:
"This Sunday, within the Octave of the Nativity, is also the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The Son of God came to the world through the virgin whose name was Mary. He was born at Bethlehem and grew up at Nazareth, under the protection of a just man called Joseph. Jesus was the center of their great love from the beginning, a love full of concern and affection. He was their great vocation. He was their inspiration. He was the great mystery of their lives. He "progressed steadily in wisdom and age and grace before God and men" (Luke 2:52). He was obedient and submissive, as a son should be towards his parents. This Nazarene obedience of Jesus to Mary and Joseph fills almost all the years lived by him on earth and therefore constitutes the longest period of the whole and uninterrupted obedience which he paid to the heavenly Father.
On this, the feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the Church extends her best and most fervent wishes to all families in the world, through the liturgy of the day. From the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.... 'Christ's peace must reign in our hearts" ( Col.3:15). Peace is actually the sign of love and confirmation of family life. Peace is the joy of hearts. It comforts in daily efforts. Peace is the support which husband and wife offer each other and which the children find in the parents and the parents in the children. May all the families throughout the world know and experience the peace of Christ."
Pope John Paul II
ON BEHALF OF THE BISHOP, THE CLERGY AND THE WEB TEAM, WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND GRACE-FILLED NEW YEAR!
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